In PT. 2, Professor Hurtado discusses the unique qualities of early Christians in the Roman world, and in particular shows how Christians were unique in relation to their Jewish counterpart.
A few weeks ago, Prof Hurtado presented his paper ‘Oral Fixation and New Testament Studies?’, a paper requested by and for publication in New Testament Studies. In his paper Prof Hurtado forcefully challenged Performance Criticism’s ‘fixation’ with orality, and its ‘over-simplifications’ regarding the place and function of orality in the Roman era. Drawing on historical […]
Last week, Dr Bond and Prof Hurtado appeared on the National Geographic special The Jesus Mysteries. From National Geographic: Jesus Christ is one of the most famous names in the history of mankind. But Gospel writers left out crucial details about pivotal events in Christ’s life – historical moments that have been adapted, embellished and […]
After the screening of the film, “A Polite Bribe,” here a couple of weeks ago, there was a panel discussion involving the director (Rob Orlando), Dr. Matt Novenson, and myself. It is now edited and available!
These are both free and open to the public: Prof Claudia Setzer (Manhattan College, New York) will give a lecture titled ‘His Blood be on Us?: The Blame Game in Matthew’s Gospel.’ Tuesday 4th March, Lecture Room 1, 5pm Film screening: A Polite Bribe (a docu-drama on Paul and the Jerusalem collection, directed/produced by Robert Orlando, and […]
Samuel Hildebrandt, one of our enterprising Hebrew Bible PhD students recently asked the New College faculty if they could each recommend a book for the festive period. Here are our responses (sometimes with justifications): Dr. Sean Adams – Maren Niehoff, Jewish Exegesis and Homeric Scholarship in Alexandria (CUP, 2011). Niehoff examines how Greek literary and scholastic culture […]